“How does your victory taste?”, a local reporter ask a swimmer after he walk down from the podium, receive a gold medal at an annual swimming competition.
With a bright shining face, that mid age swimmer answers, “it feels delicious”, he laugh
“It do? Can you explain it why?”
“Well you see, we can feel sweetness after taste a bitter, we can see the light after recognizing a dark place, and we enjoy the smile after being tortured in sorrow. I’ve work hard for this competition, practice, train, push my self in rain nor dry. I had drowned in my salty sweat, and now, I can feel those sweat feels so sweet”, he laugh again, this time he laugh hard.
“So, you earn what you plant, right?”
“Yups, it can be said like that. We earn what we deserve. Enjoy the process, since it will be return to us, someday later”, he smiles in grateful.
Samarinda, October 15, 2008